Fish Tacos

This is yet another amazing recipe from Annie’s Eats (and she adapted it from HERE), and let me tell you, she really hits it out of the park with this one.

I am not generally a big fan of fish tacos. Or fish at all. I just don’t really like it, I think it always tastes “fishy”. Yes, I know that is weird. 🙂 But all that went out the window when I tried this recipe.

First, it was ridiculously easy to make, which automatically gives it bonus points in my book. The cilantro cream sauce was so good I could have eaten it by the spoonful. I didn’t, but the thought crossed my mind.

Plus they’re pretty to look at.

Fish Tacos


For the fish/marinade:

1 lb tilapia (or other white fish)
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 Tablespoons of olive oil for marinade + 1 Tablespoon for frying the fish
3 Tablespoon minced cilantro
1/4 teaspoon cumin
2 cloves of garlic, minced

For the cream sauce:

All the juice you can squeeze from 1 lime
2 Tablespoons of cilantro, minced
6 oz light sour cream
1 clove of garlic, minced
pepper to taste

To assemble the tacos:

Cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
Green onion, diced
Red cabbage, shredded
Flour tortillas

Directions for fish/marinade:

1) In a shallow pie plate: mix 2 Tablespoons olive oil, 2 Tablespoons lime juice, cilantro, garlic and cumin. Whisk together until blended, then turn fish in the mixture to coat. Allow to marinate for about 30 minutes.

For the cream sauce:

2) While fish is marinating: in a small bowl combine lime juice, cilantro, garlic, sour cream, and pepper (to taste). Mix thoroughly and refrigerate until ready to use.

To cook the fish:

3) Place remaining 1 Tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, cook fish without disturbing for 3 minutes on one side. Then flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side.

4) Let fish rest for a few minutes, then shred and assemble tacos with sauce, tomatoes, onions, cabbage, or whatever else you want to throw on! Enjoy!


Delicious and filling–the perfect easy dinner for a weeknight!